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Cap in Hand? The Impact of Welfare Reform on Disabled People in Wales

April 29th 2013

Capinhand250The Welfare Reforms that the UK Government are currently implementing will have a huge impact on disabled people in Wales. Disabled people across the UK will bear the brunt of the cuts to the welfare budget, with disabled people in Wales being particularly hard hit. 

This report sets out an overview of the Welfare Reform Act 2012, the existing welfare benefits available to disabled people and changes that will be made to these. The changes are complex and involve a number of significant alterations to eligibility and entitlement to existing benefits in advance of them being replaced by a whole new benefits system, Universal Credit. 

The report concludes with a set of recommendations for both the UK and Welsh Governments and also public bodies such as local authorities, health boards and emergency services to mitigate the negative impact of these changes on disabled people in Wales. 

Format: PDF

Language: English

Pages: 37

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